Two of the main culprits were arrested in Amjad Sabri’s case on 7th-November-2016. During the initial investigation with the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), it has been found that militants belonged to the notorious Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ).
The arrested murderers Ishaq, alias Bobby, and Asim, alias Capri, were held captive from Liaquatabad due to their involvement in a total of startling 28 cases.
As revealed, Asim aka Capri confessed that the men had attacked Late Sabri because he used to attend majalish in Muharram. Moreover, he also revealed that Sabri had also appeared in a TV programme in which the murdered activist Khurram Zaki
Capri also claimed that Sabri had done a programme on TV channel in which slain activist Khurram Zaki allegedly uttered some questionable words that the qawwal had supported.
According to Khattab, Capri, originally a resident of Karachi’s Gulbahar area, shifted to Amjad Sabri’s neighbourhood with the intention of targeting him.
The CTD claimed that Capri’s two brothers are also militants who are languishing in jails, whereas his third brother was killed in a sectarian attack.
Bobby, considered a ‘computer expert,’ told the investigators that he had collected material from the internet regarding the activities of the qawwal, Khattab claimed.
According to the CTD, Bobby, considered an ‘expert shooter’ was the one to hit Amjad Sabri. A resident of Karachi’s Orangi Town, Bobby is a Hafiz-i-Quran who joined LJ in 2012, the CTD said.
Two of Bobby’s accomplices, along with other militants, were killed in an encounter with law enforcement agencies during a deadly terror attack on Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport in June 2014.